Growth is an essential ingredient to continued business success. While most businesses can achieve growth organically, this can require considerable time and effort. In order to grow sustainably, entrepreneurial businesses must consider all of their market opportunities including seeking out complementary businesses for acquisition, potentially divesting non-core businesses, outsourcing functions to increase cost efficiencies and potentially expanding into the emerging markets.
Financing and M&A
Mergers and acquisitions can be a great way to grow or diversify, but navigating the options can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurial businesses. How can you be confident that the deal you’re making will achieve your desired outcomes?
KPMG Enterprise advisers can help you get the most value out of a deal by providing unbiased advice across all stages of the transaction – from strategy development and target identification to implementation. Our firms can also work with you to evaluate financing options and structure debt solutions that may give you the financial flexibility you need to deliver on your growth plans.
When it comes to growth, you’re thinking beyond your borders. International expansion presents many opportunities, from expanding your market base to lowering your costs. It also presents unique risks – different regulatory rules and requirements, tax implications, and culture or language barriers.
KPMG Enterprise advisers span 156 different countries, providing you with access to the resources and information you need to be confident in your expansion strategy. We’ll leverage our global expertise through local experts to help you understand your risks and how you can mitigate them so you can take your business anywhere you might want to grow.
Every transaction has tax implications. Whether you’re contemplating an acquisition, a merger, or restructuring – understanding the relevant tax issues will let you take advantage of tax opportunities while reducing your transaction risks. If you’re considering an M&A outside your home jurisdiction, getting specialized tax advice can help you ensure your deal is commercially viable.
KPMG Enterprise firms’ advisers can work with you to understand the tax implications of your potential deals and help you to structure transactions in ways that are tax-efficient. No matter where you are in the deals lifecycle, KPMG Enterprise can help you determine the best tax structures to support your endeavors.
Taking your company public is an exciting process. It brings with it prestige and higher visibility in the market. At the same time, going public brings new risks, including complex accounting and reporting requirements and the need to manage new stakeholders – like the board and your shareholders.
To get the most reward, you need to be well informed and well prepared. KPMG Enterprise advisers can work with you to decide whether going public is the right choice for your business. If you go forward, we can help you manage the IPO process and begin to operate in the public company environment.
The need for effective risk management and controls is crucial in an environment of increased scrutiny. It is important to minimize these risks in an entrepreneurial business, not only for the business itself, but also for the family, property holdings and capital. Implementing controls, securing new financing, efficient tax management and optimization can all have a positive impact on the bottom line of your business.
Business strategy services
When it comes to doing business, status quo will not work for long. There’s little doubt you’ll face ongoing threats, whether from new technologies, competition, or industry changes. As an owner-manager, you need to think about the future today so you can build a sustainable model for your business.
KPMG Enterprise advisers can work with you to review your business model and help identify strategic initiatives that will support your objectives. We do this through facilitated sessions focused on helping you develop the right strategy for your business – and by helping you execute, monitor and make ongoing adjustments to your strategy.
Having an effective corporate tax program means keeping on top of trends and key issues. When tax changes or rulings are announced, timely analysis can help you understand how your business will be affected so you have time to adjust your tax processes accordingly.
KPMG Enterprise advisers in KPMG firms work with entrepreneurial businesses like yours to develop comprehensive plans that can manage or reduce your corporate tax burden. From assessing the effectiveness of your business structures to helping you identify tax savings opportunities, KPMG firms can work with you to develop a customized tax program that works for your business.
An effective, well-managed information technology (IT) system is one of the most valuable business advantages an organization can secure. The right technology, implemented properly, appropriately managed and monitored, can lead to significant gains in growth and efficiency. It is essential to get sound business advice to ensure technology risks are managed. IT is challenging to get right and expensive to get wrong — not only in terms of dollars spent, but also in lost efficiency and potential regulatory infringements. KPMG firms work with clients to analyze business technology issues within their businesses.
Transfer pricing tax services
Fiscal authorities in many jurisdictions are strengthening their local legislation regarding transfer pricing and increasing penalties for non-compliance. Whether you already have operations in different countries, or plan to expand as part of your strategic goals, understanding tax rules for multinationals is a critical step toward making sure your business is commercially viable and tax-efficient.
KPMG Enterprise advisers can assist you with creating a commercially viable global tax strategy – one that recognizes global issues while incorporating local knowledge and requirements. KPMG Enterprise advisers across our member firms help you see beyond your borders and manage transfer pricing in effective and efficient ways.
As an entrepreneur, you recognize the importance location has on business success. When it comes to research and development (R&D) initiatives, location can have a major impact on your costs due to the availability of R&D incentives and the impact of R&D costs on other tax benefits.
KPMG Enterprise business advisers in KPMG firms can help you conduct a review of R&D incentives and tax implications so that you can better evaluate the after-tax cost of performing your R&D in one country, state or province over another. Advisers can also highlight other government grants and incentives that you can tap into. KPMG Enterprise advisers will work with you to help determine the best location for your activities – so you can focus on the future.
As the owner-manager of a business or a new entrepreneur, corporate tax shouldn’t be your only concern. To manage your overall tax burden effectively, you need to understand how tax rules and changes may affect both your personal tax situation and that of your family.
The challenge is that personal tax law is complex and rules can change quickly. KPMG Enterprise advisers can work with you to assess the tax rules and tax issues that affect, or may affect, your personal and family taxes, so that you can better manage your overall tax burden while remaining compliant with all tax laws.